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Posted February 12th, 2017

Winter Woods Waltz

This stand of aspen trees near my home is a favourite photographic subject of mine. It sits as a narrow band at the base of a grassy hillside, where I can shoot down at it with the dark spruce forest providing a contrasting, largely distraction free background. Perfect for the abstraction technique I used here, making a multiple exposure (10 exposures) while panning vertically. I photographed this last November, when the grasses still stood tall above an unseasonably shallow snow cover. The sun had set and the deepening dusk produced suitably even lighting and a black backdrop of the forest in deep shadow.
Pentax K-1, SMC Pentax DA* 60-250mm f/4 ED [IF] SDM @ 98mm, 1/25 sec @ f/5, ISO 3200